NFL Communications press release:

SEVEN FIRST-YEAR NFL OFFICIALS AMONG 2018 CLASS

The NFL roster of game officials for the 2018 season will include seven first-year NFL officials among the group of 121, the league announced today.

Field judge LAND CLARK (Pac-12), field judge MATT EDWARDS (Big Ten), side judge CHAD HILL (SEC), field judge ANTHONY JEFFRIES (SEC), back judge TONY JOSSELYN (SEC), line judge MARK STEWART (Big 12) and field judge DON WILLARD (Big Ten) will make their NFL officiating debuts this season.

Four officials – SHAWN HOCHULIALEX KEMPCLAY MARTIN, and SHAWN SMITH– have been promoted to referee for the upcoming season.  Each of them were referees at the highest level of college football prior to entering the NFL at different positions and have been part of the NFL’s Referee Training Program from their first season in the league.

Both Shawn Hochuli (ED HOCHULI) and Alex Kemp (STAN KEMP) are the sons of former NFL referees.

Two sets of fathers and sons are included among the roster of officials — WALT COLEMAN, the dean of NFL officials entering his 30th season, and his son, WALT IV; and STEVE FREEMAN and his son, BRAD — and three sets of brothers – ALLEN and RUSTY BAYNESJEFF and JERRY BERGMAN; and CARLDINO & PERRYPAGANELLI.

Steve Freeman and PHIL MC KINNELY are the only current game officials to have also enjoyed NFL playing careers. Freeman played for 13 seasons, including 12 as a defensive back with the Buffalo Bills from 1975–86. McKinnely played for seven seasons on the offensive line from 1976–82, including five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons from 1976–80.

The following is the complete 2018 NFL roster of officials, including crew assignments, which may change during the season due to injury, schedule conflicts, etc.

Two officials – Mike Spanier and Mike Weatherford – will not be assigned to crews and will work with different crews throughout the season.

 

 

No.

 

Name

 

Pos.

 

College

 

Crew

NFL Experience

(including 2018)

122 Brad Allen R Pembroke State Allen 5
20 Barry Anderson U North Carolina State Cheffers 12
66 Walt Anderson R Texas Anderson 23
108 Gary Arthur LJ Wright State Cheffers 22
72 Michael Banks SJ Illinois State Parry 17
56 Allen Baynes SJ Auburn Hussey 11
59 Rusty Baynes LJ Auburn-Montgomery Boger 9
32 Jeff Bergman LJ Robert Morris Kemp 27
91 Jerry Bergman DJ Robert Morris Coleman 17
34 Clete Blakeman R Nebraska Blakeman 11
23 Jerome Boger R Morehouse Boger 15
40 Brian Bolinger LJ Indiana State Allen 2
18 Byron Boston LJ Austin Anderson 24
74 Derick Bowers LJ East Central Hussey 16
98 Greg Bradley LJ Tennessee Hochuli 10
43 Terry Brown FJ Tennessee Anderson 13
11 Fred Bryan U Northern Iowa Martin 10
86 Jimmy Buchanan FJ South Carolina State Torbert 10
134 Ed Camp DJ William Paterson Hochuli 19
63 Mike Carr DJ Wisconsin Boger 2
60 Gary Cavaletto SJ Hancock Vinovich 16
41 Boris Cheek SJ Morgan State Morelli 23
51 Carl Cheffers R California-Irvine Cheffers 19
130 Land Clark FJ Sevier Valley Tech Cheffers 1
16 Kevin Codey DJ Western New England Hussey 4
95 James Coleman SJ Arkansas Smith 14
65 Walt Coleman R Arkansas Coleman 30
87 Walt Coleman IV LJ Southern Methodist Blakeman 4
99 Tony Corrente R Cal State-Fullerton Corrente 24
94 Hugo Cruz DJ Texas-Pan American Cheffers 4
25 Ryan Dickson SJ Utah Corrente 2
27 Lee Dyer BJ Tennessee-Chattanooga Anderson 16
76 Alan Eck U Bloomsburg Corrente 3
96 Matt Edwards FJ Western Michigan Parry 1
3 Scott Edwards SJ Alabama Torbert 20
81 Roy Ellison U Savannah State Hochuli 16
61 Keith Ferguson BJ San Jose State Morelli 19
64 Dan Ferrell U Cal State-Fullerton Torbert 16
71 Ruben Fowler U Huston-Tillotson Allen 13
88 Brad Freeman SJ Mississippi State Martin 5
133 Steve Freeman BJ Mississippi State Kemp 18
80 Greg Gautreaux FJ S.W. Louisiana Coleman 17
128 Ramon George U Lenoir-Rhyne Blakeman 3
103 Eugene Hall SJ North Texas Cheffers 5
49 Rich Hall U Arizona Kemp 15
93 Scott Helverson BJ Iowa Wrolstad 16
29 Adrian Hill SJ Buffalo Wrolstad 9
125 Chad Hill SJ Mississippi Hochuli 1
97 Tom Hill FJ Carson Newman Hochuli 20
28 Mark Hittner DJ Pittsburg State Smith 22
83 Shawn Hochuli R Claremont Hochuli 5
35 John Hussey R Idaho State Hussey 17
36 Anthony Jeffries FJ Alabama-Birmingham Morelli 1
117 John Jenkins FJ St. Mary’s Kemp 5
101 Carl Johnson LJ Nicholls State Wrolstad 15
67 Tony Josselyn BJ Eastern Kentucky Torbert 1
55 Alex Kemp R Central Michigan Kemp 5
121 Paul King U Nicholls State Wrolstad 10
21 Jeff Lamberth FJ Texas A&M Wrolstad 17
73 Joe Larrew FJ St. Louis Blakeman 17
2 Bart Longson LJ Brigham Young Smith 4
10 Julian Mapp LJ Grambling State Parry 10
19 Clay Martin R Oklahoma Baptist Martin 4
39 Rich Martinez BJ Canisius Hochuli 5
8 Dana McKenzie DJ Toledo Blakeman 11
110 Phil McKinnely DJ UCLA Vinovich 17
48 Jim Mello DJ Northeastern Allen 15
118 David Meslow FJ Augsburg Martin 8
78 Greg Meyer BJ Texas Christian Cheffers 17
115 Tony Michalek U Indiana Hussey 17
111 Terrence Miles BJ Arizona State Allen 11
120 Jonah Monroe SJ Arkansas Boger 4
135 Pete Morelli R St. Mary’s Morelli 22
92 Bryan Neale U Indiana Smith 5
1 Scott Novak SJ Phoenix Allen 5
24 David Oliver DJ Baker Parry 2
124 Carl Paganelli U Michigan State Anderson 20
105 Dino Paganelli BJ Aquinas Smith 13
46 Perry Paganelli BJ Hope Parry 21
132 John Parry R Purdue Parry 19
17 Steve Patrick BJ Jacksonville State Vinovich 5
15 Rick Patterson SJ Wofford Anderson 23
79 Kent Payne LJ Nebraska Wesleyan Martin 15
131 Mark Pellis U Allegheny Parry 5
9 Mark Perlman LJ Salem Vinovich 18
6 Jerod Phillips DJ Northeastern State Wrolstad 3
47 Tim Podraza LJ Nebraska Corrente 11
109 Dyrol Prioleau SJ Johnson C. Smith Blakeman 12
30 Todd Prukop BJ Cal State-Fullerton Corrente 10
5 Jim Quirk BJ Middlebury Blakeman 9
44 Jeff Rice U Northwestern Coleman 24
31 Mearl Robinson FJ Air Force Vinovich 2
126 Brad Rogers FJ Lubbock Christian Smith 2
50 Aaron Santi FJ Southern Oregon Kemp 4
129 Bill Schuster U Alfred Boger 19
45 Jeff Seeman LJ Minnesota Morelli 17
104 Dale Shaw FJ Allegheny Boger 6
113 Danny Short DJ North Carolina-Charlotte Martin 2
14 Shawn Smith R Ferris State Smith 4
90 Mike Spanier LJ St. Cloud State   20
12 Greg Steed BJ Howard Hussey 16
84 Mark Steinkerchner LJ Akron Torbert 25
22 Steve Stelljes DJ Friends Morelli 17
68 Tom Stephan DJ Pittsburg State Anderson 20
112 Tony Steratore BJ California, Pa. Boger 19
75 Mark Stewart LJ Pittsburg State Coleman 1
102 Bruce Stritesky U Embry Riddle Vinovich 13
100 Tom Symonette DJ Florida Kemp 15
53 Sarah Thomas DJ Mobile Torbert 4
62 Ron Torbert R Michigan State Torbert 9
13 Patrick Turner DJ Cal State-Long Beach Corrente 5
52 Bill Vinovich R San Diego Vinovich 14
26 Jabir Walker SJ Murray State Coleman 4
7 Keith Washington FJ Virginia Military Institute Corrente 11
116 Mike Weatherford FJ Oklahoma State   17
58 Don Willard FJ Illinois State Hussey 1
119 Greg Wilson BJ USC Martin 11
54 Steve Woods U Wabash Morelli 2
4 Craig Wrolstad R Washington Wrolstad 16
38 Greg Yette BJ Howard Coleman 9
33 Steve Zimmer FJ Hofstra Allen 22

 

 

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